June 14, 2011
June 14: International Steampunk Day
Today is International Steampunk Day. I'm not sure why the date was chosen -- several sources indicate that it's H. G. Wells's birthday, but it's really not. It is, however, the anniversary of the day Charles Babbage proposed his "Difference Engine" to the Royal Society.
Read article here.
Pictured above: Steampunk pendant, created by Vaughn and Sean Saball. Photo by Vaughn Saball, posted on Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.